Nigerian heavyweight boxer Efe Ajagba will make his Top Rank on ESPN debut Saturday, Sept. 19 against veteran Jonnie Rice.
The 10-rounder bout will also co-feature the Jose Pedraza vs Javier Molina junior welterweight fight as the main event from the MGM Grand Las Vegas.
Ahead of Ajagba’s debut, Top Rank chairman Bob Arum said: “I am delighted that Efe Ajagba will make his Top Rank debut as he continues his march to the top of the heavyweight division.
Nigeria's Undefeated Heavyweight Efe Ajagba 13-0 (11 KOs) returns September 19th to face American Jonnie Rice 13-5 (9KOs) in Las Vegas, NV, USA. Let support our own….. Urhobo wadooo!!! pic.twitter.com/3W5V7sMqUz
— Christsent Ese onaih (@COnaih) September 16, 2020
“Kasir Goldston and Jahi Tucker are two major talents, and we are excited to see their professional journeys begin here in Las Vegas.”
Ajagba (13-0, 11 KOs) returns to the ring after suring the services of new promoter and manager, James Prince, and head trainer, Kay Koroma.
To all my fans, the wait is finally over. I am ready to get back in the ring and do what I do best,” Ajagba said. “I haven’t fought since March 7, and I’ve been looking for someone to devour. On September 19, I finally get to do it. Tune in to ESPN+. You don’t want to miss it.”
Now living in Houston, Ajagba last fought in March, knocking out former world title challenger Razvan Cojanu in nine rounds.